Practical ToxicologyEthanol Toxicosis: A Review
Although we mostly think of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) as the alcohol used in beverages, it is also found in other substances: liquid medications, cosmetics, hand sanitizers, perfumes, colognes, mouthwashes, food flavorings (eg, vanilla extract), alcohol-filled chocolates, and fermenting yeast bread dough.
Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus: Stabilization and Surgery
Gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) is an acute, life-threatening disorder in dogs, characterized by abnormal twisting of the stomach on its mesenteric axis, with subsequent gastric gas accumulation and distention.
Practical ParasitologyThe Flea-Infested PetHow to Manage the Pet and Its Environment
This follow-up article addresses key factors to consider in designing a flea control treatment program. Individualization is the key: Although the products available today…
Veterinary Telehealth: What Is It, Where Are We, and What’s Next?
Attend a conference, pick up a trade publication, or simply talk with other veterinarians and one word keeps coming up again and again: telehealth. The term is as misunderstood…
Dermatology Details Dermatology Diagnostics: Cutaneous Biopsy
Biopsy is often an important diagnostic step in determining the cause of cutaneous disease. An accurate diagnosis requires appropriate timing of the biopsy, careful site selection and biopsy technique, selection of a dermatopathologist…
Anaphylactic Shock: How to Effectively Diagnose and TreatCE Article
Anaphylaxis is defined as the acute onset of a hypersensitivity reaction causing the release of mediators from mast cells and basophils. Anaphylaxis may be a life-threatening condition that can involve one or more organ systems.
Imaging EssentialsUltrasonography of Peritoneal and Retroperitoneal Spaces and Abdominal Lymph Nodes
Clifford R. Berry, DVM, DACVR; Elizabeth Huyhn, DVM; and Danielle Mauragis, CVT, University of Florida Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The initial articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen. The rest of the series discusses …
Clinical InsightsWhat to Do With Lumps and Bumps
When a pet presents with a dermal or subcutaneous mass, the owner is often told, “Keep an eye on it.” But what does that mean? Keep an eye on it for how long? How much should a mass grow before it is investigated? As a cancer specialist, I hear all too often that a mass does not “look” or “feel” malignant.
AHS Heartworm HotlineTurning Up the Heat on Heartworm Diagnosis
Antigen testing for Dirofilaria immitis has been a foundational component of model preventive veterinary care for many years, particularly for dogs.